Celebrate underwater with mermaids at Silverton Casino
There is always a time and place for love, proposing to that special someone and getting married. For those who share a love of water, the Silverton Casino offers two very special wedding packages that allow the couple to be surrounded by water in the middle of the desert. Its 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with fish, rays and mermaids can be a backdrop for a wedding ceremony.
For those who would love to swim with the mermaids, there is an underwater ceremony package for two people to join in holy matrimony among the fishes in the aquarium. With this package, mermaids stand in as bridesmaids and 20 guests can sit outside to witness. The package also includes an officiate and a one night accommodation for the couple. The jacket is weighted, and the wedding dress and veil can be weighted as well for an additional fee. Silverton Casino provides the gear and full safety team.
For those who want to stand on land surrounded by the blue waters, the aquarium package for the wedding ceremony includes an officiate, seating for up to 20 guests, rehearsal and onsite coordination. Enhancements such as photos, champagne toasts, cocktails and dinner can be added to both packages.
One of its mermaids, Ari, has personally been a part of countless wedding proposals, underwater weddings and surprise birthdays. “Each experience is unique and leaves an imprint on my heart, but nothing can compare to the feeling I get from the amount of people who travel from all over the world to come see the show. Seeing the children’s faces light up as we flip and twirl, they are in complete awe, and it truly warms me,” she explained.
Training since she was very young and competing in the local, nationally ranked synchronized swimming team, the Nevada Desert Mermaids, she joined Silverton Casino as an adult. Ari loves being a part of the Silverton mermaids. “Underwater there’s no sense of time, no rush, technology or social media that have become everyday distractions. It’s a much more peaceful world, and although I have been swimming in the aquarium for six years, it reminds me to take in the beauty that surrounds me and be appreciative.” She can stay underwater for long periods because “ever since I could remember, I have always felt the most comfortable underwater, and I have always been extremely fascinated with the ocean. There couldn’t be a more perfect job for me; being in the aquarium only feels natural.”
Silverton Casino combines the comfort of an upscale lodge with a full-service casino, an array of restaurants, live entertainment, beautifully remodeled guestrooms, live gaming tables, over 1,600 slots and video poker machines. Silverton Casino also offers affordable vacation packages, free shuttle transportation to McCarran International Airport and the Strip and an adjoining 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops flagship store.
3333 Blue Diamond Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89139